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GRAMMY NOMINEE 2013
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R A M
DELUXE BOOK EDITION

PAUL AND LINDA MCCARTNEY





A short excerpt from the Ramming documentary being featured on the super-dooper-deluxe edition
Archive Collection reissue of Paul & Linda McCartney's 1971 Masterpiece, Ram. Ram on!

As half of the singing and songwriting core of The Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney stands among the most influential figures in 20th century music. With John Lennon, guitarist George Harrison and drummer Ringo Starr, the Beatles changed the face of popular music forever.

Nearly all Beatles songs were co-credited to Lennon-McCartney, but McCartney was solely responsible for many of their best songs...

RAM is the latest addition to the Paul McCartney Archive Collection and the most anticipated, and ambitious, yet! Available in a variety of different configurations, McCartney has personally overseen every aspect of this project, and the results are spectacular.

RAM, originally released in 1971, is the only album to be credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney and has gone down in music history as one of the most revered in McCartney s catalog. (Amazon.com)

Notes
- RAM represents the first full solo McCartney production after the breakup of The Beatles.
- RAM gave McCartney his first No. i Hits in his solo career: Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey went to No. 1 in U.S. Billboard Magazine and the RAM album entered UK charts at No. 1.

The 112 page book includes an interview with Eirik Wangberg!

PARTICIPATION:

CO-PRODUCTION OF SOUND

ALBUM SEQUENCING

STEREO MIX

MONO MIX

CO-PRODUCTION OF RADIO COMMERCIALS

ORIGINAL MASTERINGS

TEXT FOR BOOK


Dear Sir Paul,
Thank you so much for giving me overwhelming trust with your music.
You were always generous to me, and Linda was a lovely and caring lady. To both of you (Linda, God bless), thank you for the good times together.
I truly appreciate having had the opportunity to be a part of RAM, a magnificent and historic recording!
Yours always, Eirik

RAM IS REISSUED IN SEVERAL PACKAGES
- The Deluxe Eedition [4 CD / 1 DVD] contains the following: The original 12-track album, Bonus Audio CD, the original Mono Album, Thrillington CD, DVD of films (including the documentary, 'Ramming' narrated by Paul and directed by Ben Ib, as well as the original music videos for 'Heart of the Country' and '3 Legs'), 112-Page Side Bound Book, 5 8 x 10 photos in vintage-style photographic wallet, 8 full size facsimiles of Paul s original handwritten lyric sheets, Mini photographic book of outtakes from the original album cover photo shoot, RAM Photo Flip Book, and free Download Card to all of the material in high resolution. All housed in a beautiful, numbered fabric wrapped box. This item is a MUST for all McCartney Collectors.
- Special Edition 2 CD; the original 12-track album on the first disc, plus 8 bonus tracks on a second disc
- Mono vinyl limited edition LP of the mono mixes
- Vinyl 2-LP version of the Special Edition and a download link to the material
- Standard Edition 1 CD; the original 12-track album
- Record Store Day 2012 exclusive: Vinyl single of "Another Day" and "Oh Woman, Oh Why"



R A M

PAUL AND LINDA MCCARTNEY

SPECIAL EDITION

COOPERATION:
Production of Sound
Mix
Sequencing
Original Mastering

Hear Music
Audio CD, 2 Discs, May 21. 2012

This special edition is a 2-CD digipak containing the remastered album PLUS an 8-track bonus audio CD including rarities, B-sides & the first hit single of his solo career Another Day, which was recorded during the RAM sessions but not included on the album.













This numbered limited-edition 180 gm LP vinyl release contains the remastered Mono Album, previously issued to 1000 AM Radio stations only; this has never before been
commercially released.

RAM MONO VINYL

PAUL AND LINDA MCCARTNEY

LIMITED EDITION

PARTICIPATION:
Co-Production of Sound
Mixed alone without Paul present
Sequencing
Original Mastering











In addition, a Radio Commercials Promo Album, "Brought To Ewe By...", was made by Paul and Eirik, limited to 500 copies.
- Looks remarkably like The Beatles'
White Album?

Hear Music
Vinyl, May 21. 2012


RAM VINYL EDITION

PAUL AND LINDA MCCARTNEY

ORIGINAL ALBUM AND EXTRA TRACKS

COOPERATION:
Production of Sound
Mix
Sequencing
Original Mastering

Hear Music
Vinyl, 2 Discs, May 21. 2012

This special LP edition is a 2 disc 180gm gatefold vinyl. LP 1 contains the re-mastered album; LP 2 is a bonus audio disc. Also contains a free digital download card
for all 20 tracks.



R A M

PAUL AND LINDA MCCARTNEY

STANDARD EDITION

PARTICIPATION:
Co-Production of Sound
Mix
Sequencing
Original Mastering

Hear Music
Audio CD, May 21. 2012

*****

This standard edition is a digitally re-mastered 12 track single-disc release, housed in a digipak.



The Original RAM Album


PLAY

TOO MANY PEOPLE
Too Many People

3 LEGS
3 Legs Promo
Beatle Bailey & Peppermint Maddie

RAM ON
Ram On - valepuffina
Ram On - mccartneymusic

DEAR BOY
Dear Boy - Mccartneymusic

UNCLE ALBERT/ADMIRAL HALSEY
Uncle Albert.. - EGGMAN909
Uncle Albert.. - Background sounds
Admiral Halsey - John Lennon
John Lennon & Friends - Uncle Albert
Uncle Albert.. - Mccartneymusic

SMILE AWAY
Smile Away - Mccartneymusic


Art work by Paul and Linda McCartney


PARTICIPATION:

CO-PRODUCTION OF SOUND

ALBUM SEQUENCING

STEREO MIX

MONO MIX

CO-PRODUCTION OF RADIO SPOTS

ORIGINAL MASTERINGS


Sound Recorders Studio (SRS), Hollywood, California


RAM editions on Apple Records:
1971, 1987, 1998, 2005 and 2010 *****

HEART OF THE COUNTRY
Heart Of the Country - gferdinandus6

MONKBERRY MOON DELIGHT
24 Karat Gold Disc, 1993
Monkberry Moon Delight - beatlejunkie964
Monkberry Moon Delight - Italian Tribute
Monkberry Moon Delight - NotLousBlues
Monkberry Moon.. - Petersburg Night
Mokberry.. never12remember
Monkberry Moon Delight - LivBird8

EAT AT HOME
Eat At Home - mccartneymusic

LONG HAIRED LADY
Long Haired Lady - danielx0093

RAM ON (REPRISE)
Ram On (Reprise) - mccartneymusic

BACKSEAT OF MY CAR
Backseat Of my Car - PierGiorgio1809
Backseat Of my Car - helterfuckingskelter

OTHER
1971 Paul and Linda in Scotland

BRUNG TO EWE BY

RAM Radio Introduction Commercials

Paul and Linda McCartney

PARTICIPATION
Record Co-Production
Sound Production
Mix
Sequencing
Mastering

500 Copies Limited Edition:
"Brung To Ewe By", a promo album
containg fifteen 30 and 60 second spots,
is made by PM and EW for radio stations.

Sound Recorders Studio (SRS)
Hollywood, California

Apple Records SPRO 6210
(One sided LP) 1971

REVIEWS

5 out of 5 stars: Effortless genius from the true pop master by Garbageman, ref. Amazon.com

This is a real hard album for me to even write about. But I got my hands on a remastered copy this week... and... BAM. There it was again: those melodies... those creeping, effortlessly-written, sensual melodies, jamming every song until they are overflowing with sound... I mean, does it really get any better with Paul?

A quick glance of the reviews here makes me sick. "Not as good as John's 'Imagine'.." "they spent too much time on the farm"... "too whimsical"... bah! What a legacy he had to uphold! And even from supposed Professional Beatleologists! But here he does it with grace and style and a fantastic sense of what needs to go on in a perfect pop song. Truly, there aren't any better pop songs on one single Beatle-related album than "Ram".

The influence of this record is still being felt. You could uphold the entire post-90's indie-pop scene (from Elephant 6 and their cadre all the way up to the new crop of SubPop poppy singers a la Fruit Bats and Long Winters) and trace it to "Ram". That a whole new, younger generation of fans has discovered the fountain of melody within pleases the heck out of me.

"Long Haired Lady", "Back Seat of My Car", and "Uncle Albert" are pure Paul pop masterpieces each. The hidden ditties, "Ram On", "Smile Away", "Eat At Home", are all essential in the context of the whole thing. "Dear Boy" and "Heart of the Country" are so fantastic in their simplicity and confidence you could almost see him writing them in literally minutes. The whole thing is just excellent... tasty pop good-naturedness that it's almost unbelievable that he would put that photo on the back cover. He didn't need to. This album alone would have provoked a good enough response from John so as to make any photo irrelevant. (And for the record, I find "Imagine" to be a pretty decent album, but not a melodic one at that, sort of disturbing and hard to follow, and highly impersonal at that.)

This is definitely the best Sunday Morning album ever recorded and one of my top 5 Beatles-related records of all time. It never loses its sweetness. Highly recommended.

5 out of 5 stars: Party with Paul by Don Schmittdiel, ref. Amazon.com

Released in May of 1971, this is Paul McCartney's second 'solo' LP, preceding his formation of the band 'Wings' for the 'Wild Life' album. It's a one-hundred percent improvement on his mediocre self-titled 'debut' album. Although 'Ram' did yield a number one hit for McCartney, the lush 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey', that song is far from the best song in the 'Ram' collection. That simple fact is instructive about the high quality of the album, which is solid from start to finish. And while wife Linda receives co-billing with McCartney on the album cover and in the song credits, and despite some endearing background vocals from her, Linda's contributions are surely overstated here, most likely as another swipe at Paul's ex-collaborator John Lennon.

'Ram' is, if nothing else, a fun collection of witty pop and rock songs. It most likely was intended as nothing more than that. While its style would certainly encourage John to continue ravaging Paul's productions for their pop sensibilities and 'meaninglessness' relative to his own crusades for peace and justice in the world, Paul's work probably produced a lot more peace and joy than John ever Imagined (pun intended). The songs on 'Ram' are not simply bouncy dance music, but bouyant numbers that bring pleasant and comforting images to heart and mind. Songs such as '3 Legs', 'Smile Away', 'Monkberry Moon Delight' and 'Eat At Home' are just a joy to experience, while the lighter fare, such as 'Heart of the Country', 'Long Haired Lady', and 'The Back Seat of My Car' are poignant and touching. There is an incredible mix of sounds, an aural cornucopia, on the production that keeps the listener attentive and interested.

Despite the quality of these performances, only 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey' has received consistant exposure over the years, which actually contributes to the album aging well and remaining fresh and accessible. After taking hits for the quality of the musicianship on his debut LP, Paul pulled together a slick, professional collection of studio performers for this outing, the most notable of which are future Wing drummer Denny Seiwell, and guitarist Hugh McCracken, who has backed up everyone from Steely Dan to Paul Simon. Also featured is guitarist David Spinozza, who ironically would later contribute to John Lennon's 'Mind Games' LP.

'Ram' rose to number two on the album charts in mid-1971 (USA), and remained in the Top 100 for 37 weeks, a testament to its quality despite the widespread panning it received in critical reviews. It's really a shame that McCartney has had to endure so much undeserved criticism over the years for what his music isn't, rather than having his work appreciated for what it is. Being a Beatle certainly had a down-side. But be advised that 'Ram' is as much an unheralded masterpiece as any production associated with a Beatle could be, a disc sure not to collect much dust on whatever shelf it may grace. Paul once remarked that he couldn't understand how anyone could listen to this disc and not enjoy it, and I wholeheartedly agree. It's a five star effort.

Paul and Linda McCartney
&
Eirik 'the Norwegian' Wangberg

Pictures from the RAM sessions and other


Paul recording in the studio, playing Hal Blaine's drums
Photo: Linda McCartney


Photo: Linda McCartney


Photo: Linda McCartney


Preparing to sing "Get on the Right Thing"...
Photo: Linda McCartney


"Now hear this" - Paul and Eirik
Photo: Linda McCartney
Artwork: Eirik

Photo: Linda McCartney


Photo: Linda McCartney

Paul & Eirik working on RAM
Photo: Linda McCartney


Photo: Linda McCartney

Peace and calm: Paul and Eirik listening to Paul's vocal take
Photo: Linda McCartney


Photo: Linda McCartney

Opening night of The Paul McCartney World Tour, Norway 1989.
Photo: Fredrik Skavland


Photo: Fredrik Skavland


Photo: Fredrik Skavland


Photo and dog: Fredrik Skavland




B.J. Thomas

The Complete Sceptor Singles

Participation
Co- Production of Sound and Mix

Recorded in Hollywood, USA
Real Gone Music
ASIN: B0073GQWYM
June 19, 2012

Play Rock and Roll Lullaby





Ultra Limited Edition

PUBLIC NUISANCE

GOTTA SURVIVE


Triple Decker Vinyl
2nd ever


Participation
RECORD PRODUCTION
CO-ARRANGEMENTS
SOUND PRODUCTION
MIX

Sound Recorders Studio, Hollywood, California

Third Man Records
Nashville, United States

Triple Decker "12" Vinyl LP, TMR087
October 9, 2012





Collector frenzy!

Due to the Charles Manson murders the release of Eirik's production of this fine band and their 60's album was delayed...

Unreleased for over 20 years, this masterpiece of American, late-Sixties garage rock will now be widely available on vinyl and iTunes for the first time ever. Produced by Eirik Wangberg for Terry Melcher, Equinox Records, the Sacramento-based Public Nuisance laid down gritty, baroque psychedelia that was too hard for the hippies and too poppy for the punks. The end result is the perfect amalgam of all that was great about the era.
xxThe album was shelved after the Manson Family murders took place at the home Melcher had leased to Roman Polanski. In the aftermath, all of Melcher’s projects at the time were shelved and “Gotta Survive” suffered that unfortunate fate.
xxReleased by Frantic Records in 2002 and out-of-print for quite some time, Third Man presents “Gotta Survive” with new artwork and mastered directly from the original two-track analog masters by Ron McMaster (the band’s drummer!) at Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, CA. Comes with MP3 download code for the entire album. (By Blackwell, Third Man Records)

Play
Magical Music Box
Strawberry Man
Ecstasy
Love is a feeling
Holy Man
Small Faces
Time can't wait
Sabor Thing
I Am Going

Play
Evolution Revolution
7 to 10
Thoughts
Pencraft Trancender
Gotta Survive
There She Goes
Please Come Back
Katie Shiner



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